Remembering Saint Max on this All Saints' Day: A spooky explanation of why I don't vote from an individualist's perspective.
After I posted three links to a video of a Dateline episode featuring a small Arizona religious group, two of the three hosts received DMCA take-down notices from the group's lawyer and took down the video. So I pulled out my stenotype keyboard and made this quick transcript of the 40-minute program. Corrections welcome.
I hate how people try to appeal to Jesus to support their own ideas of who should or should not be candidates for marriage. Jesus' teachings do not so easily lend themselves to those who would rule over their neighbors.
Where I present my prophet complex theory of Joseph Smith's epistemology and criticize the methods of LDS missionaries on the same basis.
A friend organized a project to crochet hats for the homeless (or other cold people) this winter. She gave us a simple hat pattern to learn and these notes are my attempt to make sense of it and explain to other beginning crocheters, including a schematic diagram.
"I was born here. I'm a patriot. And so we have to embrace science education." --Bill Nye's impeccable logic.
'This is the collapse of the Left. You couldn't have more distinguished people on that list. It's a collapse of the Left. They have in effect put a figurative ring in their nose, and they've said to the Democrats, because the Republicans are so bad, we collapse and we're going for the least worst.'
I enjoyed this talk by Michael Parenti, but think it could have benefited from a slightly more rigorous definition of socialism.
I am fasting for the duration of today in support of California prisoners who have now begun the 24th day of an indefinite hunger strike as they seek the fulfillment of their five core demands.
The liberal-progressives clamor for the restoration of a healthy capitalism so they might claim their rightful rung on the ladder of exploitation.